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Bangladeshis get bulk of high-powered expat jobs

manpowerpic Bangladeshis form the majority of the 166,817 foreigners working in Malaysia in managerial positions and at jobs requiring technical skills, reports Malaysian newspaper, Free Malaysia Today. Bangladeshis account for 62,110 expatriates or 37 percent of the total expatriate workforce in the country, according to a report of the Malaysian home ministry. There are also high numbers of expatriates from ... Read More »

UAE to consider recruit BD workers in future


The United Arab Emirates will consider recruiting Bangladeshi workers “in future” in view of a growing demand for foreign workers in agriculture and fisheries, a minister has said, reports  Minister for Climate Change and Environment Thani bin Ahmed Al-Zayudi met State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam on Sunday on the sidelines of the Asia Cooperation Dialogue (ACD) ... Read More »

British trio win Nobel Prize in physics

BBC Online Three British-born scientists won the Nobel Prize in physics for their work that “revealed the secrets of exotic matter,” the Nobel academy announced Tuesday. David Thouless, Duncan Haldane and Michael Kosterlitz were awarded the prize for their “theoretical discoveries of topological phase transitions and topological phases of matter.” All three researchers work at universities in the United States. ... Read More »

Japan`s Ohsumi wins Nobel Prize in medicine

BBC Online Japanese microbiologist Yoshinori Ohsumi on Monday won the 2016 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine for his work on cell autophagy, a process that helps the body remove unwanted proteins but can also lead to conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease. Ohsumi, 71, of the Tokyo Institute of Technology, is credited with discovering the mechanisms that allow cells to ... Read More »

KSA okays recruitment of BD male domestics Saudi Arabia’s Shoura Council has approved the recruitment of male domestic workers from Bangladesh at its 49th Ordinary session in Riyadh. A recommendation in this regard was made by Mohamed Nagadi, the chairman of the Council’s Committee on Administration and Human Resources on Monday, Arab News reports today. Appreciating the Shoura’s move, Bangladesh Ambassador Golam Moshi said it will ... Read More »

Kuwait once again bans hiring workers from Bangladesh Kuwait has once again imposed a ban on recruiting workers from Bangladesh, local media reports say.  It comes months after the Gulf nation reopened its manpower market for Bangladesh under certain conditions, reports the Kuwait Times. It said the interior ministry took the decision on Monday. “Undersecretary Assistant for Citizenship and Passports Affairs Sheikh Mazen Al-Jarrah made the decision ... Read More »

Action if agencies take money for jobs in Malaysia: Minister Legal action will be taken against the recruiting agencies which took money from people in the name of giving jobs in Malaysia as the country is yet to open its doors for foreign workers, the expatriates’ welfare and overseas employment minister said today. “We are in the dark about Malaysia as the manpower market there has not opened yet, ... Read More »

Saudi lifts ban on BD workers


The Saudi Arabia Ministry of Labor and Social Development lifted the ban on the recruitment of Bangladeshi workers as of Wednesday, reports Arab News. The ban which was in force for the past six years excluded the Bangladeshi domestic help. Bangladesh Ambassador Golam Moshi told Arab News that this is good news for all prospective workers from the country. The envoy ... Read More »

Conspiracy to curb manpower export to Malaysia alleged

By P R Biswas, The Asian Age Feud among recruiting agencies end moves by some of those to promote their agency interests at the cost of the common interests of Bangladesh is creating hurdles on the way to sending workers to Malaysia, it is learnt. A tug of war is going on among the owners of the recruiting agencies under ... Read More »

KSA to recruit 5 lakh additional manpower from BD Saudi Arabia has expressed its willingness to recruit some 5 lakh additional manpower from Bangladesh to meet its demand for workers in various sectors. “We want to recruit 5 lakh more workforce from Bangladesh,” Saudi Minister for Labour Dr Mofarrej Al-Hoqubani said when he met Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at Royal Conference Palace here on Sunday night. PM’s Press ... Read More »